Cleaning My Make Up Brushes

Confession: I forget to clean my make-up brushes. Such a bad habit, I know. It’s part forgetfulness, part laziness.
I had some fun on my Instastories and used the Question feature to ask how often you clean your brushes and it was fascinating.

Through this little exercise, quite a few DM’d me to tell me about Pink Cosmetics Solid Brush Cleanser. Curiosity got the better of me and I went onto their Instagram page, ordered it online, and wondered if it would live up to the hype.

I usually just use baby shampoo, which has worked fine, but it’s been nothing groundbreaking really.

The solid brush cleanser arrived in a pretty pink box and I absolutely love the green mermaids tail. It also smells minty – I love it. The pink heart sponge cleaner helps get rid of stubborn foundation stains.

My make-up brushes are filthy. I honestly can’t remember the last time I cleaned them. Shocking, I know. My excuse is this: I like to think that since I’m the only one using them, it’s OK. It’s a lousy excuse and one that I won’t make any more.

I read the instructions:

Simply wet your brush or sponge with clean water. Next, wet the top of your cleaner in its container, and swirl the wet brush around on it to activate the cleaning ingredients. Remember, the dirtier your brush, the less it lathers. Rinse and repeat until your brush or sponge is perfectly clean and germ-free. Don’t waste those fabulous bubbles! Make perfect use of them by cleaning your next brush.

I started with my Real Techniques brush that I use all the time to apply eyeshadow and blend…

After cleaning all my brushes, the mermaids tail was still in tact (although I’d swiped away the scale details) and I have plenty for the next time I clean all my brushes.

What impresses me:

  • The length of time it took to clean a brush. It was so quick and the make-up seemed to slide right out of the brush, returning it to almost new.
  • I’d forgotten some of my brushes were white and this cleanser removed any stains.
  • It’s compact enough to travel with, and since it’s solid, you don’t have to worry about spillage.
  • How little product it actually took to clean 22 brushes and my blending sponge.
  • How excited I am to clean my make up brushes more often.
  • Pink Cosmetics are vegan and contain no sulphates and parabens.
  • They NEVER test on animals and all their suppliers are “cruelty free” too.

Here’s the thing… I had no idea that they’ve pretty much sold out of the cleaner, so when I did the Instastories, I found out that everyone tried to order and couldn’t.

The good news is, you can pre-order and hopefully get your cleaner by the end of January, which isn’t that far away!

Which reminds me… I’d better get onto that myself! Click here:

PS. This is not sponsored. I just wanted to share something I bought, tried and loved.

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  • Reply Caley

    OMG!!!! I’m going to order now – thanks Bails x

    January 21, 2019 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Anna-Marie

    I simply love Pink Cosmetics. All their products are made with so much love and the attention to detail are amazing!

    January 22, 2019 at 5:43 am
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